In every honest heart there must be an innate love for children. Their innocence, their purity, their quick receptivity to good, make an irresistible appeal to every one who is awake to loveliness. Ever since Jesus said to his disciples, "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God," the Christian world has recognized that it is only the cold, Pharisaical thought which would push children aside as troublesome and of little real importance.

Jesus certainly loved little children, as may be seen from the fact that he so frequently used the child as an illustration to bring to the attention of his hearers the highest and most beautiful traits of character. When he taught positively, "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven," he showed beyond the possibility of a doubt that without a correct mental attitude toward the child, there could be no right understanding of true spirituality.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 60) Mrs. Eddy tells us, "A mother's affection cannot be weaned from her child, because the mother-love includes purity and constancy, both of which are immortal." This is the reason there has always been apparent in the human race sufficient protection for children to insure them some degree of care, education, and advancement. It is, however, Christian Science alone, which, in its revelation of God as divine Principle, provides the perfect, immutable law whereby the child thought can be not only understood but kept in the line of perpetual, right unfoldment.

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